Literacy for the 21st Century

Literacy for the 21st Century : A Balanced Approach

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Literacy for the 21st Century is the number #1 reading text preferred by teacher educators, future teachers, and in-service teachers. It continues to offer the most balanced approach to literacy instruction on the market today, while providing the clearest look into successful literacy teaching. The new 4th Edition has been thoroughly revised to address the realities of today's classroom and to provide invaluable practical resources instructors will want their students to keep for use in their own classroom.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 997.9g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131190768
  • 9780131190764

Table of contents

Part 1: What Is a Balanced and Comprehensive Approach to Literacy Instruction? Chapter 1 Becoming an Effective Teacher of ReadingChapter 2 Teaching the Reading and Writing Processes Part 2: How Do Children Learn to Read and Write? Chapter 3 Working with Young Readers and WritersChapter 4 Breaking the Alphabetic CodeChapter 5 Developing Fluent Readers and WritersChapter 6 Expanding Students' Knowledge of WordsChapter 7 Facilitating Students' Comprehension: Reader FactorsChapter 8 Facilitating Students' Comprehension: Text FactorsChapter 9 Assessing Students' Literacy Development Part 3: How Do Teachers Organize Literacy Instruction? Chapter 10 Teaching with Basal Reading Textbooks Chapter 11 Teaching Literature Focus Units Chapter 12 Orchestrating Literature CirclesChapter 13 Implementing Reading and Writing WorkshopChapter 14 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas Part 4: Compendium of Instructional Procedures
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About Gail E. Tompkins

Gail E. Tompkins is Professor Emerita at California State Unversity, Fresno, and she continues to direct the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project. She regularly works with teachers in their kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms and leads staff development programs on reading, language arts, and writing. In 1998 Dr. Tompkins was inducted into the California Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame in recognition of her publication and other accomplishments in the field of reading, and recently she was awarded the prestigious Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching at California's State University, Fresno.
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